Post-doctoral research position in fisheries modeling (M/F)
Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea

Post-doctoral research position in fisheries modeling (M/F)

France 29 Mar 2021


Ifremer, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of
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Reference: PV-2021-879/1


Duration of contract:12 mois renouvelable 6 mois. Le poste peut démarrer aussi tôt que possible et jusqu’à juin 2021

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Deadline for applications: 29/03/2021

The Institute and the recruiting department

A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER’s cutting-edge research is grounded in sustainable development and open science. Our vision is to advance science, expertise and innovation to:

- Protect and restore the ocean

- Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society

- Create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.

With more than 1,500 personnel spread along the French coastline in more than 20 sites, the Institute explores the 3 great oceans: the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A leader in ocean science, IFREMER is managing the French Oceanographic Fleet and its dedicated scientists create ground-breaking technology to push the boundaries of ocean exploration and knowledge, from the abyss to the atmosphere-ocean interface.

Well-established in the international scientific community, our scientists, engineers and technicians are committed to advance knowledge about our planet’s last unexplored frontiers. They provide the science we need for informed decision-making and public policy and they transfer this knowledge and technology to businesses to fulfill public and private needs. Core to our mission is also to strengthen public awareness about the importance of understanding the ocean and its resources, and empowering future generations of leaders through education and outreach national campaigns.

Founded in 1984, IFREMER is a French public organization and its budget approximates 240 million euros. It is operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

General areas of responsibility

The main challenges are to contribute to changes leading to the exploitation of ecologically sustainable and socio-economically profitable fishery resources. They are part of the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries in a renewed regulatory context (Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Common Fisheries Policy).

The research themes of the STH (Fisheries Science and Technology) unit revolve around three axes: improving knowledge of the biology and ecology of exploited species, the study of uses / ecosystem interactions and development of stock assessment methods in the context of the ecosystem approach to fisheries.

This position positioned within the Laboratory of Fisheries Technology and Biology (LTBH) in Lorient is in line with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy: while maintaining the food supply and the economic balance of the fisheries, improving the selectivity of fishing gears to reduce discards is an important and complex issue, particularly for mixed fisheries. Numerous studies have been carried out in partnership between fishing professionals and scientists and have made it possible to develop and test new devices from an operational point of view on different fleets and fishing zones around the world.

General areas of responsibility

This project aims to review and compare the usual selectivity models to develop new ones that increase the estimates precision and our understanding of the underlying fish escapement processes from fishing gear.

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Collaborative work environment

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Deadline for applications: 29/03/2021

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